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Sony doesn't seem to have a PS5 Slim or a PS5 Pro ready to release any time soon, but a hardware refresh it is allegedly planning is a detachable disc drive. Suggested to be launching in September this year, the idea appears to be that the platform holder would potentially drop the PS5 system with a disc drive from its lineup and only produce the PS5 Digital Edition. Then, if a customer wanted to play physical games, they could purchase the detachable disc drive separately.

This method would allow Sony to streamline its production process and offer possible buyers more flexibility if they wanted to upgrade in the future. Apparently, you'll simply plug it into a PS5 via the USB-C slot and it'll snugly sit alongside the system, as if it was always meant to be there. The device is supposedly already in the hands of some developers.

It seems to be pitched at new PS5 customers, but we still want to know if you'd be interested in such an option. If you already own a PS5, would you consider picking one up? If you are yet to purchase a console, do you find this solution enticing? Place your vote in the poll and then expand on your thoughts in the comments below.

Would you be interested in a detachable PS5 disc drive?